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  1. Reading 31 items
    1. Core Text 2 items
      1. How to Research - Loraine Blaxter 2006

        Book Essential

      2. How to Research - Loraine Blaxter 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Essential

    2. Other key texts 10 items
      1. Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide - Helen Aveyard 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This easy to read text book provides a step-by-step guide for students who are undertaking a literature based project or conducting a literature review as part of the dissertation project.

      2. Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches - Saul Becker 2012

        Book Recommended This is a comprehensive text with 80 contributors to highlight developments in research. It combines theoretical and applied discussions and case examples to provide an essential one-stop guide to research methods, approaches and debates.

      3. The Social Work Dissertation: Using Small-Scale Qualitative Methodology - Malcolm Carey (electronic book)

        Book Recommended Provides a handy guide with useful practical suggestions for conducting your research project and writing the dissertation. It is informed by theory and underpinned by social work values.

      4. Evidence and Knowledge for Practice - Tony Evans 2010

        Book Recommended Considers key forms of evidence and knowledge used to inform and guide practice including – intervention research, policy, and practitioner wisdom and user perspective — and relates these to debates about notions of evidence-based practice and research mindedness in social care policy and practice.

      5. Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts - Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou 2012

        Book Recommended

      6. Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts - Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended Offers a critical examination of the role of ethical regulation in research. Identifies key restraints — avoiding harm, respecting autonomy and protection of privacy- on the role of research as the pursuit of knowledge. Sees ethical constraints as complex and conflicting and argues for a contextual and practical approach to resolving ethical dilemmas in research practice.

      7. Literature Reviews in Social Work - Robin Kiteley, Chris Stogdon 2014

        Book Recommended This book provides a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review. It outlines best practice in choosing a topic, effective search strategies and managing the process of the review.

      8. Literature Reviews in Social Work - Robin Kiteley, Chris Stogdon 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended This book provides a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review. It outlines best practice in choosing a topic, effective search strategies and managing the process of the review.

    3. General reading 19 items
      Use selectively. This list is indicative and not comprehensive. Further reading relating to particular research approaches and debates will be referred to during the course.
      1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Applying Research in Social Work Practice - Brian Corby 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      3. Practice-Based Research in Social Work: A Guide for Reluctant Researchers - Sarah-Jane Dodd, Irwin Epstein 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      4. Social Work Research for Social Justice - Beth Humphries 2008

        Book Recommended

      5. Research Methods: A Practical Guide for the Social Sciences - Bob Matthews, Liz Ross 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Understanding Social Work Research - Hugh McLaughlin 2007

        Book Recommended

      7. Developing Research Based Social Work Practice - Joan Orme, David Shemmings 2010

        Book Recommended

      8. Practising Reflexivity in Health and Welfare: Making Knowledge - Carolyn Taylor, Susan White 2000

        Book Recommended

  2. Session 1: Introduction to Course and Research in Social Work 16 items
    1. Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods - Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles 2003

      Book Recommended

    2. How to Research - Loraine Blaxter 2006

      Book Recommended

    3. How to Research - Loraine Blaxter 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Applying Research in Social Work Practice - Brian Corby 2006

      Book Recommended

    5. Applying Research in Social Work Practice - Brian Corby 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    6. Social work research methods: from conceptualization to dissemination - Brett Drake, Melissa Jonson-Reid 2007

      Book Recommended

    7. Researching Social Life - G. Nigel Gilbert 2008

      Book Recommended

    8. Research Methods for Health and Social Care - Joanne Neale 2009

      Book Recommended

    9. Developing Research Based Social Work Practice - Joan Orme, David Shemmings 2010

      Book Recommended

    10. Research Methods for Social Work - Allen Rubin, Earl R. Babbie 2008

      Book Recommended

    11. Doing Social Work Research - Roger S. Smith 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    12. Research Methods for Social Workers - Bonnie L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach 2006

      Book Recommended

  3. Session 2: Problem Formulation, Choosing a Topic and On-Line Resources 7 items
    1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Developing Research Based Social Work Practice - Joan Orme, David Shemmings 2010

      Book Recommended

  4. Session 3: Conducting a Literature Review 7 items
    1. Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods - Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles 2003

      Book Recommended See pages 57-79.

    2. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    3. Evidence Based Practise - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Culturally Competent Research - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Literature Reviews in Social Work - Robin Kiteley, Chris Stogdon 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  5. Session 4: Practical and Ethical Considerations Before Getting Started 9 items
    1. The Ethics of Social Research - M. Bulmer 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Ethics in qualitative research: controversies and contexts - Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou 2012

      Book Recommended

    3. Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts - Martyn Hammersley, Anna Traianou 2012 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    4. Social Work Research for Social Justice - Beth Humphries 2008

      Book Recommended

    5. Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services - Duane R. Monette 2005

      Book Recommended See chapter 3.

    6. Social Work Research: An Applied Approach - Sakinah N Salahu-din 2003

      Book Recommended See pages 20-25 and 28-38.

    7. Developing Research Based Social Work Practice - Joan Orme, David Shemmings 2010

      Book Recommended

    8. Research Methods for Social Workers - Bonnie L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach 2006

      Book Recommended See pages 31-51 (or the chapter on 'Ethical issues in research in earlier editions).

  6. Session 5: Quantitative Research Strategies 5 items
    1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Problem Formulation - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Measurement - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Research Methods for Social Workers - Bonnie L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach 2006

      Book Recommended

  7. Reading for the reading week 1 item
  8. Session 6: Poster Presentations 4 items
  9. Session 7: Quantitative Data Analysis 4 items
    1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Problem Formulation - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Measurement - Allen Rubin 2008

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Research Methods for Social Workers - Bonnie L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach 2006

      Book Recommended

  10. Session 8: Qualitative Research Strategies 6 items
    1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. What Is Qualitative Research? - Martyn Hammersley 2013 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    3. Doing Qualitative Research in Social Work - Ian Shaw, Sally Holland 2014

      Book Recommended

    4. Doing Qualitative Research - David Silverman 2013

      Book Recommended

  11. Session 9: Analysing Qualitative Data 5 items
    1. Social Research Methods - Alan Bryman 2016

      Book Recommended

    2. Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook - David Silverman 2005

      Book Recommended

  12. Session 10: Planning the Dissertation including the Dissertation Proposal 7 items
    1. Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods - Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles 2003

      Book Recommended Pages 140-158.

    2. Asking Questions - Alan Bryman 2016

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Content Analysis - Alan Bryman 2016

      Chapter Recommended

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